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    Ibis Silk SL

    Ya, I know it is a road bike but it kicks ass and looks sick. Here are some pics, I know I went a little overboard. 13.75 lbs. It rides great and road riding is great training for mountain biking.
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    that bike is super sick!

    I built up a 16lb silk for the college race season but couldn't get dialed on a 58. Sold it to a guy who crashed it 4hrs after he bought it


    Looks like relabled bitex hubs:


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    sooo jealous... gorgeous bike! I was recently in the market for a road bike. The Ibis bikes were not in my budget, so I had to settle for a Scott.

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    Wow.
    Note to self: 85% of FTP for 20 min.

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    Nice. There's no shame in a road bike (as long as you love your mtb more). In many, many years of mtbing, I had never owned a road bike until I bit on a Silk a year ago to complement my Mojo. I have enjoyed it much more than expected, and while it will never compare to mtb, I agree it has really helped me up my game on dirt.

    Of course the roadie culture is much less friendly and laid back than mtb, and is frankly still a bit foreign to me, but I sure do enjoy saying howdy when I get to pass an uptight leg-shaver.

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    That is one radical big rear ring. I haven't seen such a large flat area - looks like 3 teeth are gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridnparadise View Post
    That is one radical big rear ring. I haven't seen such a large flat area - looks like 3 teeth are gone.
    It's lighter that way It's an 11-26 Sram Red cassette. That is how they were designed. It is cnc'd from a piece of cromoly steel, I think.
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    reminds me of a stealth fighter. sweet looking ride.

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    that is a very nice ride...dont like the graphics ibis has switched to now though

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    Very nice Miles. Glad to see you stayed with the Ibis stem. I went with a Haakalugi (16.9lbs w/Ultegra and Easton) and have been riding it a ton on the road in-between trail rides on the Mojo SL. Feeling confident because of all the climbing I do, I entered a 16.5 mi, 3800ft gain hill climb TT this past weekend. Not really very steep at an average of 5% grade, I got my a$$ handed to me by those small, skinny roadies. Oh well, it was a good training ride.

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    I'd ride it

    ... except, how are those wheels in side winds?

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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